KB Brookins is a Black, queer, and trans writer, cultural worker, and artist from Texas. They authored How to Identify Yourself with a Wound (Kallisto Gaia Press 2022), winner of the Saguaro Poetry Prize and an American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book in Literature; and Freedom House (Deep Vellum 2023), recommended by Vogue and Autostraddle among others. KB’s writing is published in Poets.org, HuffPost, Poetry Magazine, and elsewhere. They are a 2023 National Endowment of the Arts fellow. KB’s memoir Pretty (Alfred A. Knopf) releases in 2024. Follow them online at @earthtokb on Twitter and Instagram.
Image Description: KB, a Black person with brown skin and blond locs holds a microphone and reads from their book “How To Identify Yourself With a Wound.” They are wearing a colorful short-sleeved button-up shirt with illustrations of musical instruments, round-framed glasses, and a silver septum nose piercing.